Updated: Mar 2
Trailing 1-0 in the third, St. Anne captain Evan Cote tied the WECSSAA final on a tip at the doorstep of the Villanova net during the eight minute mark of the third.
With under three minutes remaining Noah DiMaio snuck the puck shortside for the game winner. "I just saw the goalie wasn't on his post. I just shot it, said a prayer and it went in."
The Saints had chances down the stretch to send it to overtime, including a breakaway, but fell short.
Carter Mayne opened the scoring on the first shift of the game for Villanova who now head to Chatham for SWOSSA Thursday. The winner advances to OFSAA March 21-23 hosted by St. Anne at the WFCU Centre and Tecumseh Arena.
St. Anne is also hosting the girls tournament the same days at Atlas Tube and Tecumseh.